Scholarships

As part of MindFuel’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2014, scholarships were created to honour the amazing work of three dedicated, long-time MindFuelers who embody the organization’s values. In 2017, ASTech Foundation added a scholarship to the MindFuel program, and in 2018 they added another.

The MindFuel scholarships are an investment in Alberta’s future. They are meant to address challenges facing our province and our country: shortage of knowledge workers focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and the ongoing need to build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

* 100% funded by donations

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Qualifications

  • Students must be graduating from an Alberta high school.
  • Students must be entering their first year in an undergraduate applied science or science education program at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution.

For more information contact scholarships@mindfuel.ca

2019 Key Dates

  • Applications open May 1
  • Applications close June 15
  • Applicants will be notified by end of July if they were selected for an award

Important notes:

  • The original documents you provide will not be returned to you following your application.
  • No material besides what is asked for on this page will be presented to the Awards Committee. Any additional documents will be discarded.
  • Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one award however, each submission must include a unique essay – you cannot use the same essay to be considered for multiple awards – and duplicate copies of your letter of recommendation, letters of support and authenticated high school transcript.

Jim Gray, Founder and Honourary Chair

Annual — $5,000, one award

The James (Jim) Gray Scholarship Fund recognizes an individual who is passionate about innovation in areas of STEM and who is accepted into STEM related study at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution. Applicant must be an Alberta high school graduate.

Anne Tingle, Founding Executive Director

Annual — $2,500, one award

The Anne Tingle Scholarship Fund recognizes an individual who is passionate about science and who is accepted into an undergraduate degree program in either science or science education at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution. Applicant must be an Alberta high school graduate.

Dr. Arlene Ponting, Past CEO and President Emerita

Annual — $2,500, one award

The Dr. Arlene Ponting Scholarship Fund recognizes an individual passionate about science and technology and who is accepted into an undergraduate degree program in either science or technology at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution. Applicant must be an Alberta high school graduate.

ASTech Foundation

Annual — $2,500, one award

The ASTech Scholarship recognizes an individual passionate about science, technology or innovation who has been involved in science fairs, 4H, Junior Achievement and other community activities. Applicants must be entering the first year of a STEM program at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution, and must be an Alberta high school graduate.

ASTech - GrowSafe Systems Founders, in memory of Dr. Terry Rachuk, PhD

Annual — $2,500, one award

Dr. Terry Rachuk held several senior positions and advisory roles in the Canadian agri-food industry. He held patents in the alternative energy sector and he published extensively in areas affecting the food processing industry. He was a passionate advocate for entrepreneurs developing advanced technology in the food industry.  Terry is fondly remembered through this ASTech scholarship to assist a young STEM student pursue his or her passion to “Do cool things to feed the world.” Applicants must be entering the first year of a STEM program at an Alberta-based post-secondary institution, and must be an Alberta high school graduate.